The industry consensus is that practicing on fake skin is bullshit. "You gotta fucking tattoo yourself," said John Reardon of Greenpoint Tattoo. "It's just something you gotta do."
We interviewed creator and artist Jayson Musson about the show and he answered entirely in images.
Welcome to the fifth world, a subreddit described by its founder as an "ultra-oppressive insanitocracy where the soup of the day is murder."
Does someone who buys a painting for $140 million simply take out their checkbook and ask for a pen? Do they swipe their American Express Centurion? Do armored cars from Brinks pull up in front of Christie's, laden with gold bars?
Simon Denny's installations at MoMA PS1 create an unflinchingly faithful and thus deeply confounding portrayal of the tech industry.
John Kilduff is an "idol" to comedian Eric Andre, an inspiration to fans of his public-access and YouTube shows, and an utter unknown in the art world at large.
When I see the rebel Latino subculture being sampled and recontextualized by bourgeois white fashion designers, pop singers, or celebrity starlets, I can't help rolling my eyes.
How will the Cuban National Ballet operate now that it's not one of the country's only cultural exports? And how will Cuban dancers respond to their country's improved standing in the West?
This short documentary by director Liam Saint-Pierre profiles a kooky inventor who makes impractical thingamajigs like a tea cup with a cooling fan and an umbrella with plant pots on top.
A priceless replica of a royal Thai crown was stolen from a museum in France. Now a replica of that replica could cause trouble back in Thailand for artist Arin Rungjang.
Bobby Beausoleil was an associate of Charles Manson who murdered Gary Hinman, a crime for which he was sentenced to death. But in the years since, he's become a prolific artist.
Arthur J. Williams Jr. seems to have finally gone legit thanks to a prison art class and a passion for painting money.
The renowned photographer talks about his techniques for building entire worlds in every shot.
Fresh off a tour of New Zealand on bicycle, Irving returns to his native New York City to perform in homes around the five boroughs.
Through sound art, performance, installations, drawings, and videos, Senior TED Fellow Christine Sun Kim is challenging "hearing culture" and our limited definition of sound, and electrifying the art world in the process.
Here's the latest look into the world of Walter Pearce, the coolest 21-year-old photographer we know.
The artist had previously been evicted from his home in Midwood, Brooklyn for exploding his microwave.
Israeli artist Omer Golan survived a Palestinian suicide bomb attack in 2000. Since then, he's worked with his wife Tal as the artist duo OMTA.
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The rising star shares the personal struggles she went through in becoming an LGBT icon in the New York art world.
Video artist Jonathan Monaghan's striking Escape Pod fuses together all sorts of objects—human, animal, and other—that nature never intended.
Selfie sticks are fine. They really are. And besides, if you're using one and anybody gives you grief about it, at least you've got a nice, blunt object to hit them with.
Her subjects were a group of Istanbul residents who came from central Turkey and had never seen the sea despite living about 15 miles away from it.
The self-described "artsexual" has painted President Obama, Marilyn Monroe, and his balls.